South Sea House Threadneedle Street

£20.83

Antique print of an image by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd of South Sea House, Threadneedle Street, London. Antique print supplied mounted to 10×8 inches (ready to frame) in conservation quality ‘antique white’ mountboard. Engraved area approx. 6×4 inches. Note: Price shown is ex VAT.

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Antique print of an image by Thomas Hosmer Shepherd of South Sea House, Threadneedle Street, London. Headquarters of the South Sea Company, who were responsible for the notorious South Sea Bubble. Antique print dated in the plate 1828. Shepherd was employed to illustrate architecture in London, and other cities in the united Kingdom. His paintings were the basis for steel engravings in many books. Shepherd’s work, mostly topographical, is characterized by an attention to detail, along with lifelike scenes that contained people, carriages and horses. His first acclaim came with ‘Metropolitan Improvements; or London in the Nineteenth Century,’ a publication of modern London architecture commissioned by Jones & Co. He worked mostly for Frederick Crace, who employed him to paint old London buildings prior to their demolition, with much of the work surviving in the Crace collection at the British Museum. The sub-title of Metropolitan Improvements reads, ‘a series of views of the new and most interesting objects’ in the British Metropolis & Its Vicinity: from Original Drawings by Mr Thos. H. Shepherd, with historical, topographical and critical  illustrations.’ Thanks to Wikipedia for much of the above information.

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